Special Event: Michael Blackson

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Fri, Jul 8, 2022
Sat, Jul 9, 2022

Special Event: Michael Blackson

Michael Blackson has been called one of the most original stand-up comics in the country with his performances leaving audiences laughing to tears. Blackson, also known as ‘The African King of Comedy,' has been entertaining audiences all across the country and around the globe for more than a decade, amassing over five million Instagram followers. Blackson is most known for his appearances on “Wild N' Out,” “Hip-Hop Squares,” and most recently, VH1's “Couples Retreat.” Blackson has a wildly popular podcast, “Modasucka,” and can be seen opposite Eddie Murphy in the Amazon film, “Coming 2 America,” and his unforgettable performance in the smash hit comedy “Next Friday” drew praise and a fan following. Blackson’s comedic appeal grew from his involvement with BET’s “ComicView” series HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam Showtime at Harlem” and “Live in Hollywood.” Blackson got his big break in a Los Angeles comedy club, when he was performing at the Comedy Store where Ice Cube was in attendance to see comedian Mike Epps perform. After experiencing Blackson’s performance, Ice Cube invited the young comic for a reading and the rest is smash hit history!

After his scene stealing performance in “Next Friday,” fans wanted more and Blackson did not disappoint. He released his top selling sketch comedy CD entitled “Modasucka Welcome to America.” Along with special guest appearances on some of the hottest music videos, Blackson took the stage on P. Diddy’s “Bad Boys of Comedy” on HBO and starred in a commercial for “The Chappelle Show” on Comedy Central. There’s no mistaking Blackson for any other comedian when he takes the stage. And what about those Dashikis? When he takes the stage clad in the finest Dashikis the Motherland has to offer ‘The African King of Comedy’ is born! Blackson continues to entertain his fans as the headliner for live shows at comedy clubs, universities, and special events. bringing his one-of-a kind, must-see stand-up performances everywhere.